How to Care for Combination Skin Type
Combination skin has a greasy area, while surrounding areas are dry.
The forehead, cheeks, nose and chin comprise the T-zone, which is almost always oily. The rest of the face is dry.
Combination Oily skin is another type that has pores only open in the T-zone and though the texture is oily, the person may have firm, smooth cheeks and forehead. The sebaceous activity does not extend to the cheeks and this kind of oily skin can have areas of dehydrated patches on cheeks and forehead.
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Combination skin is not the same as normal skin. According to skin experts upto 70% women have combination skin type, that means you may have a oily t-zone area or dry cheeks or both.
The main area to be taken care of is the t-zone. Try exfoliating or using an astringent here to remove the oil and formation of dead cells.
Therefore, the combination oily skin type can have a shiny forehead, nose and chin, with tendency for normal skin dry skin around eyes, outer cheek area and neck and still be prone to blackheads and blemishes in the T-zone.
Care Tips for Combination Skin
The weather, our moods, sleeping habits, body chemistry and cosmetics can affect the skin's delicate balance. Flexibility in your skin care regimen is the best way to work with combination skin.
Treat dry areas with homemade cold or moisturizing creams and greasy patches With regular application of homemade astringents.
Combination Skin Type Checklist
- Combination skin is normal with a few dry patches and a few oily patches.
- Dryness is usually on the cheeks.
- Oiliness is usually on the T-zone.
- After a wash some areas feel dry and some smooth.
- By the midday the T-zone is shiny.
- Often break out in spots in the T-zone.
- Most women have combination skin.